With no vaccine, LVHN has stopped making appointments–for now

Written by on February 1, 2021

With no vaccine, LVHN has stopped making appointments–for now

By Hayden Mitman

February 1, 2021

A nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. U.K. health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

A limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine has hampered the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s vaccination efforts for Lehigh Valley residents.

LVHN vaccinated about a 1,000 people during a single day event at Dorney Park last week. 

Alex Benjamin, the network’s Chief Infection Control and Prevention Officer, says he doesn’t know when they’ll do it again. 

“With the, you know, shortage of vaccines available at this point, right now, we don’t have any other days scheduled for Dorney Park,” Benjamin says.  

He says LVHN is prepared to deliver more vaccines, whenever they get them. 

“I feel like we have our bases covered, in terms of multiple ways to get the vaccine out to the community,” he says, “Really, the limiting thing is the amount of vaccine.”

Right now the only appointments available are for people getting their second shot. 

Pre-registration for a future round of vaccinations at myLVHN.org.

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